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Trump questions why Biden forming cabinet as his legal team continues voter-fraud fight

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President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to voice frustrations about Joe Biden making Cabinet choices, as Trump's legal team continued to push allegations of election and voter fraud.

“Why is Joe Biden so quickly forming a Cabinet when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to 'flip' at least four States, which in turn is more than enough to win the Election?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump's comments came as Wisconsin continued with its recount, and hours after a Pennsylvania federal judge threw out another Trump lawsuit aimed at preventing the certification of that state's election results. 

The decision by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann on Saturday was just the latest disappointment for the Trump 2020 Campaign, which was struggling to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election.

“Hopefully the Courts and/or Legislatures will have the COURAGE to do what has to be done to maintain the integrity of our Elections, and the United States of America itself,” Trump added.

But Trump’s legal team has so far been unsuccessful in overturning any state vote counts because it has not proved its claims of “hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes,” despite repeated accusations from Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani.

Trump takes on Cheney

Some GOP lawmakers have also been pushing back against the president as well.

"The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results,” Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement Friday. “If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to the American people."

"If the President cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process,” she added.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

But in a furious tirade of tweets Saturday night, Trump went after Cheney.

“Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election,” he said. “You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!”

Rep. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, also have voiced their disapproval of Trump’s repeated attempts to overturn the presidential election results through the courts.

"There is a right way and a wrong way to compile the evidence and mount legal challenges in our courts. The wrong way is to attempt to pressure state election officials," Collins told Politico this week as Trump planned to meet with Michigan legistlators.

"That undermines the public's faith in our election results without evidence and court rulings to support the allegations."

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., threw his support behind Judge Brann’s decision Saturday, and congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their victory.

Toomey said he knew Brann, a “longtime conservative Republican … to be a fair and unbiased jurist” and therefore he believed Trump “has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania.”

‘Obama-appointed judge’

But Trump’s legal team and senior advisers suggested they thought Brann’s ruling came from bias, noting Brann was an “Obama-appointed judge.” They claimed it actually advanced their strategy to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Trump’s team said in a statement.  “Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out the clock.”

Pennsylvania, along with Michigan, plans to certify election results Monday, with Biden holding strong popular-vote leads in both states.

On Saturday, however, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel requested a 14-day delay in Michigan so an audit could be conducted to address “anomalies and credible reports of procedural irregularities” in Wayne County, which includes Detroit.


Georgia certified its votes Friday, in a blow to the Trump campaign, which initially relied on the traditionally red state’s 16 Electoral College votes. It demanded a recount by hand after a tight race.

Biden was expected to win 306 Electoral College votes with Trump receiving 232, the same margin that Trump won by against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Ex-Clinton adviser questions Biden vote over his stance on more shutdowns

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A former adviser to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore said over the weekend that she would not have voted for President-Elect Joe Biden had she been aware of his thoughts on coronavirus-related economic shutdowns.

Naomi Wolf, an author who served as an adviser on the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996, wrote on Twitter that lockdowns are a “historically unprecedented” and “terrifying practice,” as first reported by Townhall on Monday.

She said President-elect Biden’s openness to reinstating more lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak made her question casting her ballot for him.


Biden, however, stated publicly on multiple occasions that he was open to implementing additional lockdowns – adding that there should be standards governing potential closures.

“If you have a reproduction rate in a community that’s above a certain level, everybody says ‘slow up,’ more social distancing, do not open bars and do not open gymnasiums. Do not open until you get this under control,” Biden said during a debate with President Trump.

Trump – who said he opposed more lockdowns – regularly seized on this narrative to attack Biden throughout the campaign cycle.

During a campaign stop right before Election Day, Trump said a vote for Biden is “a vote for lockdowns, layoffs,” and “misery.”

Biden has said he would take the advice of scientists – and would engage in more shutdowns if he were advised to do so by experts.

While coronavirus cases are ticking up throughout the U.S., pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced promising results from its trials that showed 90% effectiveness in preventing the virus. Still, the virus has infected more than 10 million Americans and killed at least 238,053.


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Pelosi questions Trump's health, says ‘we’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a dramatic announcement during her weekly press conference Thursday by telling reporters that she intends to discuss a constitutional measure to remove President Trump from office, following questions regarding Trump's health as he recovers from coronavirus.

The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become acting president if is determined that the president "is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

"Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow," Pelosi said. "We're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."

Pelosi had earlier questioned the status of Trump's health, as well as exactly how long he has had COVID-19.

“I think that the public needs to know the health condition of the President," Pelosi said. "There's one question that he refused to answer … when was his last negative test?" Pelosi said that this information is necessary in order to “make a judgment about the actions that were taken after that.”

"Let us see a date, a time when you last tested negative," she added.

The 25th Amendment requires a declaration of the president's inability from the vice president and either a majority of either the heads of executive branch departments "or of such other body as Congress may by law provide," to be sent to the speaker of the House–in this case, Pelosi–and the president pro tempore of the Senate–currently Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

While the amendment allows for Congress to pass a law that would create a body to sign off on such a declaration, Pelosi would have to convince Senate Republicans to go along with it. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence would also have to sign the declaration as well, which would be highly unlikely.

Trump said during a Fox Business interview Thursday morning that he is "feeling good," and does not believe he is "contagious at all."

During a recent interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi was discussing Trump's nomination of a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Justice  Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Pelosi gave a cryptic response when asked whether she and House Democrats would move to impeach the president or Attorney General Bill Barr in an effort to prevent the Senate from acting on the nomination.


“We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country,” Pelosi said.

Since then, she appeared to rule out impeachment, telling reporters, "I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point."

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